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From: RCBZ DelphiPlus Member IconSep-10 7:30 PM 
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I believe this started back in the clinton Presidency and I've been saying this for decades It's sounds awesome and therefore ANY action is better than inaction on an issue. This is a very good read and I'm glad it's finally in print...

If it Saves One Life and Other Meretricious Lies

It’s not unusual that power-mad politicians justify depriving us of liberty using the appeal to emotion:“If it saves one life.” Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo justified the statewide shutdown with this poppycock: “And if everything we do saves just one life, I’ll be happy.” Former president Obama said “If we save even one life from gun violence, it’s worth it.” Then vice president Joe Biden endorsed that: “As the President said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking.”

This is not justifiable constitutionally any more than it is factually: These actions often cost far more lives than the theoretical one life saved. Everything in life is a tradeoff

 If we really believed that any law is justified if it saves just one life, we would require all Americans to pass a mental health evaluation on a regular basis or be institutionalized (more than 38,000 Americans commit suicide annually). We would outlaw all motor vehicles (almost 35,000 Americans die in vehicle accidents annually). We would require all houses to be single-story structures (more than 26,000 die in falls annually). We would ban alcohol (almost 17,000 die annually from alcohol-related liver disease). We would require people to be certified as swimmers before allowing them into any large body of water (more than 3,500 die from drowning annually). We would prohibit women from getting pregnant unless they had no family history of birth complications (more than 900 American women die in childbirth annually).

Of course, none of these things will ever happen, nor should they. Life is full of dangers that cannot be legislated away. 

 If it Saves One Life and Other Meretricious Lies - American Thinker

  • Edited September 10, 2023 7:33 pm  by  RCBZ

From: RCBZ DelphiPlus Member IconSep-10 7:32 PM 
To: Eamus Catuli (Snakeweasel) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 7) 
 36721.2 in reply to 36721.1 

Someone finally wrote about this....


From: RCBZ DelphiPlus Member IconSep-10 7:32 PM 
To: Apollonius (Theocritos)  (3 of 7) 
 36721.3 in reply to 36721.1 

You might like this


From: Apollonius (Theocritos)Sep-12 11:56 AM 
To: RCBZ DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 7) 
 36721.4 in reply to 36721.3 
Reminds me of this recent story:

Manitoba government says searching landfill for remains of Indigenous women too risky - Winnipeg Sun, 6 July 2023

The Manitoba government appeared to all but shut the door Wednesday on a proposed search for the remains of two slain Indigenous women believed to be in a landfill north of Winnipeg.
Premier Heather Stefanson, after meeting with some relatives of the slain women, cited a recent feasibility study on the proposed search and said it would pose a health risk to workers with no guarantee the remains would be found.
"Feasible", say the Feds, who though they funded the study which reached the conclusion they had already decided upon, are not actually, at least at this point, ready to pay.
And though one of the chiefs says not doing the work "sends the wrong message", isn't $185 million an awful lot to possibly retrieve two dead bodies?   Think of the housing that would build.  Think of the healthcare that could buy.  
This is the thing you cannot fail to notice about these 'activists'.   They have no concept of money.  It's no wonder.  It's highly likely that none of them have ever worked at a job.   
And certainly, they are not interested in doing the time-consuming and hazardous work to possibly retrieve two dead bodies.
Unlike the CBC, the Winnipeg Sun allows comments, only lightly moderated:

I haven't seen anything to state that these people are willing to put up their own money, or workers to excavate the landfill.
So they want to spend millions, risk the health and safety of workers to dig a landfill where human remains might or might not be buried, yet hundreds of suspected graves sites remain just that suspected grave sites, without any proof of what they are, it would cost at most a few thousands with little or no risks to workers to dig up at least a few of the suspected sites, but no let's go for millions and all the associated risks for an overwhelming chance of not finding anything at all.
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From: RCBZ DelphiPlus Member IconSep-13 1:54 PM 
To: Apollonius (Theocritos)  (5 of 7) 
 36721.5 in reply to 36721.4 

It is like that and the fact that

Apollonius (Theocritos) said...

This is the thing you cannot fail to notice about these 'activists'.   They have no concept of money.  It's no wonder.  It's highly likely that none of them have ever worked at a job.   




THis is very true because most of the money they spend is OPM(other people's money)


From: gregonetwoSep-16 4:35 PM 
To: RCBZ DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 7) 
 36721.6 in reply to 36721.1 

Thank you so much for bringing it out!


From: RCBZ DelphiPlus Member IconSep-17 10:57 AM 
To: gregonetwo unread  (7 of 7) 
 36721.7 in reply to 36721.6 

It needs be out in the open...another is a Bill & Hillary phrase trotted out when Bill was President..."for the children/kids". They used that to pass all sorts of bills that had nothing to do with children. It forced people into passing the bills because they knew that democrats would use that against them..."S/he HATES our kids". 
I see you're new to Delphi...Welcome to Delphi, I try to run a place for civil discourse and all views are allowed, within reason, as long as it's civil. We're not prudes and know politics is a tough subject to discuss without it getting heated and we understand that...so post away. 


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